how can this be?

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CNN.com – New Orleans evacuations under way – Aug 31, 2005

“We are gravely concerned about the potential for cholera, typhoid and dehydrating diseases,” Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt said.

I’ve been trying to keep up with the news about New Orleans today, and it seems that everytime I looked, the news is worse. Thousands of people dead?!? How can this be? And how, in this day and age, do we have all of these people getting typhoid? This devestation is so unbelievable! I am so saddened by this. New Orleans. Will it ever be the same after this?

Bush Views Katrina Devastation From Plane

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Bush Views Katrina Devastation From Plane

President Bush flew over areas of the South devastated by Hurricane Katrina after holding a video conference Wednesday with top aides to discuss federal relief efforts. “It’s totally wiped out,” he told aides at one point during the hastily-arranged inspection flight.

Well, that’s good.

There’s even a picture of him viewing the devestation from the plane. Can we say “photo op?”

holy crap

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This picture puts the tragedy in perspective for me:

Thanks to Frank from iFlipFlop

Tattered Coat also has some photos and info.

I am so saddened for New Orleans. I’ve never been there, but have always wanted to go. It’s heartbreaking to see this happen to such a beautiful city.

One question..has Bush visited the site yet? I haven’t been reading as much of the news as I should, so I dont know. But I haven’t heard that he has. I guess vacationing is more important, if that is indeed the case.